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First week notes

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First week notes MUL 2010

Music Literature, Listening, and Understanding
Ruth Akers

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Hey guys! Here's the notes from the first week of classes. It has all of the vocabulary and the composers and pieces from this week.
Music Literature, Listening, and Understanding
Ruth Akers
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by kelliekinz on Friday August 28, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to MUL 2010 at Florida State University taught by Ruth Akers in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 104 views. For similar materials see Music Literature, Listening, and Understanding in Music at Florida State University.


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Date Created: 08/28/15
Ell Lutheratture 8125l1lz53 and 8327 x at s Mus 5 Aristotle Greek Philosopher had this theory called the Doctrine of Ethos This theory presented the idea that music can effect and even change the emotions or actions of the listener Composer Bio Edward Grieg Norwegian nationalist Incorporated aspects of Norwegian culture into his compositions From the Romantic Era 19th Century Wrote incidental music Example Peer Gynt Suite We listened to In the Hall of the Mountain King from this play Ravel 20th Century French composer Interested in Jazz music Wrote Bolero We listened to it in class which is a ballet from 1928 More on him next week Vocabulary Incidental Music Music written for a play Pitch How high or low the sound is Fun fact Dynamics The volume of the sound A piano is actually called a pianoforte because of its ability to play notes both loudly and softly Piano p Soft Forte f Loud Pianissimo pp Very soft Fortissimo ff Very loud Crescendo Increasing volume gradually Accelerando Increasing speed gradually Duration How long a note is held Timbre The quality or character of the sound Pronounces TAMBER Melody The horizontal relationship of a sequence of notes munct motion Stepwise notes in the melody nected wunct motion Leaps between notes in the melody connected Harmony The vertical relationship between notes Rhythm The pattern formed by the arrangement of notes and their duration does not change with a change in tempo because it is proportional Meter The steady beat of the music Ex A waltz is a song in 3 or 34 meter Tempo The speed of the music Allegro Fast Moderato Medium Adagio Slow Beat Unit of time Accent Notes that are emphasized lt Syncopation Accented notes are on the off beat Tonality The key of the music the range of notes played Tonic The central key the home plate the music always comes back to the tonic Dissonance Clash Ostinato Stubbern consistant Think snare drums in Bolero Cadence A pause in music similar to a comma in writing


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